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Coming off a season that saw the Orange High School varsity wrestling team cap off a successful season with a 10th-place finish in the 3A division at the North Carolina state competition, the Panthers and head coach Spenser Poteat are facing an uphill battle for the 2019-2020 season.

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Scott Metcalf has been around successful high school wrestling squads before. As an assistant coach at Orange High School he watched the Panthers win the state championship three times. 

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On a chilly Homecoming night at East Chapel Hill High School, the Cedar Ridge Red Wolves experienced a humbling loss following the squad’s first win of the 2019 season a week before. Despite another 100-yard rushing performance by sophomore running back Isaiah McCambry, the Red Wolves were p…

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Coming off a campaign where the Orange High girl’s tennis team finished with an 11-8 record (5-7 Big-8), the team’s first season finishing above .500 in years, one can understand why head coach Justin Webb called 2019 one of the greatest seasons the program has had in recent memory.

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The Northern Durham Knights defeated the Orange Panthers, 31-14, Friday night at Auman Stadium in a game the Knights lead 17-0 at the end of the first half. But football is a game of momentum, and in the second half it looked as if Orange might come away with a victory.

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The Cedar Ridge Red Wolves put up a fight with the Northern Durham Knights throughout the entire game in a 47-12 loss. Even with such a defeat, head coach Torrean Hinton felt that the Red Wolves had given a good fight.

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Auman Stadium welcomed the East Chapel Hill Wildcats Friday night as the Orange Panthers pulled out a 40-7 win over their guests. Right from the start, the game appeared to be in favor of the victorious Panthers.

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An excited crowd cheered on the Orange Panthers on the road as they made their way onto Tommy Blalock Field at Riverside High School Friday night. Although the Panthers ultimately lost the game 28-26, the team had much to be thankful about. Head Coach Van Smith felt extremely proud of the wo…

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With the feeling of fall weather finally arriving, Cedar Ridge High School took on Orange High School at home Wednesday night. The Red Wolves ( decked out in their red jerseys were enthusiastic about taking on the rival Panthers (4-4, 1-2 Big 8) as fans filled up the stadium. The home fans w…

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With Walter Williams High School in Orange territory to start the game, three plays after a third-down conversion, senior defensive back Jake Defranco made a play that changed the momentum of the game, and ignited the start of a defensive showcase that led his team to a 21-13 victory.

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The Bartlett Yancey Buccaneers (3-0) defeated the Cedar Ridge Red Wolves, 42-0. The Red Wolves (0-2) dug an early deficit behind three fumbled kickoff returns in the second quarter that allowed Bartlett Yancey to pull away Friday in Hillsborough.

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Molly Helmuth began racing go karts when she was 11 years old. Her passion for racing quickly grew; by the time she was 14 she had become the youngest driver to ever compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Mini-Stock Division at Evergreen Speedway while winning rookie of the year ho…

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The Cedar Ridge boy’s basketball program has turned over a new leaf with the addition of Jaison Brooks as head basketball coach. Although talks began over the summer between Brooks and the school, the news did not become official until next week that the AVID and personal finance teacher at …

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In his 24 years of coaching, Chris Walker has seen just about every kind of roster combination there is. He’s no stranger to coaching experienced, veteran squads, or young, up-and-coming ones. 

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According to a source with Orange County Schools, Cedar Ridge head football coach Antonio King vacated the position in a move that was announced via a letter to parents Wednesday night. 

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When speaking to Van Smith and Marty Scotten about the Orange High School football team’s upcoming season, there was a common theme in the responses from the two coaches—that is, the Panthers will employ the physical style of a power running attack.

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Van Smith was still looking for a new offensive coordinator when he got a notification from a friend one Monday morning in the middle of the exam period at Orange High School. The friend alerted the head football coach of the Panthers that Marty Scotten was possibly looking for a coaching change.

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Just in time, before the academic year ended, Cedar Ridge Football Coach Antonio King delivered a statement that will provide some joy for Red Wolves faithful going into the summer.

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The spring sports season in Hillsborough will be remembered for Orange and Cedar Ridge battling for first place in the Big 8 softball standings. There was also Orange’s pursuit of East Chapel Hill for Big 8 baseball supremacy, Emma Talley running up impressive goal numbers for the Cedar Ridg…

Mia Davidson: As a sophomore, the 2017 Orange High graduate has broken the Mississippi State softball record for career home runs. On Saturday night, Davidson set the Southeastern Conference single-season home run record with her 26th homer as the Bulldogs defeated Seattle University 7-3 in …

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MOREHEAD CITY-The Cedar Ridge High softball team ventured to the easternmost point of North Carolina to play a state playoff game.